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Dr. Dina Began, MD

Dermatologist

Brooklyn, NY

Overall rating
4.8
Recent reviews
this was my first visit w dr began and i was very pleased...i came in for an annual skin screening andshe was very thorough and professional but also kind and personable...i had a couple other dermo issues that i wanted to address and she addressed them right away and explained what the possible follow ups could be...much different experience from my previous dermatologist office...oh yeah, the south street office is lovely and modern and on a cool street
this was my first visit w dr began and i was very pleased...i came in for an annual skin screening and she was very thorough and professional but also kind andpersonable...i had a couple other dermo issues that i wanted to address and she addressed them right away and explained what the possible follow ups could be...much different experience from my previous dermatologist office...oh yeah, the south street office is lovely and modern and on a cool street
Lisa G. · May 13, 2019
Doctor was fine. The wait time was crazy considering no one was there and I told various people I was ina hurry. Also, I have to call back to speak with billing to get an itemized bill which seems crazy that they couldn't give it to me on site.
Doctor was fine. The wait time was crazy considering no one was there and I told various people I was in a hurry. Also, I have to call back to speakwith billing to get an itemized bill which seems crazy that they couldn't give it to me on site.
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About Dr. Dina Began

Dr. Dina Began, a board certified Dermatologist and Internist, provides her patients with a tailored comprehensive approach to skin care. Dr. Began currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Began has also served as Assistant Professor of Dermatology of the faculties of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed an accelerated B.S./M.D. program graduating cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and her medical degree from Albany Medical College. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Albany Medical College and Montefiore Medical Center and her advanced dermatology training at the Indiana University School of Medicine where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Began has served as a member of the Executive Board of the New York University Medical Center. She was the recipient of the Irwin Lubowe Fellowship for outstanding academic scholarship and the NYU Full Time Dermatology Faculty of the Year Award in 2001. In 2014, Dr. Began was awarded with the Special Recognition Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Unified Division of Dermatology for outstanding mentorship of dermatology residents, medical students and colleagues. Dr. Began has extensive experience in the academic, medical, surgical and cosmetic practice setting. She has a special interest in Acne, Acne injections, Anti-aging treatments, Cosmetic Dermatology and Cosmetic Procedures, Contact Dermatitis, Eczema, Hair Loss, Herpes, Psoriasis, Rashes, Rosacea, Scars, Skin Cancer Screenings, Prevention, Treatments and Warts.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albany Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Albany Medical College, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Indiana University, Residency in Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1497862346

Dr. Dina Began's office locations

The Dermatology Specialists

614 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11225

The Dermatology Specialists

10-41 47th Ave

Long Island City, NY 11101

The Dermatology Specialists

Kips Bay

247 East 28th Street

New York, NY 10016

The Dermatology Specialists

220 Front Street

New York, NY 10038

The Dermatology Specialists

152 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11211

The Dermatology Specialists

135 West 70th Street

New York, NY 10023

The Dermatology Specialists

214 Sullivan Street

New York, NY 10012

Patient reviews for Dr. Dina Began

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Dr. Began is professional, nice, smart and exactly what you want out of a dermatologist.
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Doctor was okay. The nurse was wonderful and really listened to me! Unfortunately the doctor paid more attention to the optional skin cancer screening than the issue I came in for.
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Knowledgeable and professional.
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Dr. Began was wonderful and confident and really put me at ease. I would go back to her again.
Less than 1 month ago
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I arrived early and was admitted early. The doctor was delayed by over an hour. I had an evening appointment uptown, so by the time I saw the doctor there was not enough time for the treatment before I had toleave. There was no sense of urgency, no awareness that I might not have had an endless amount of time to wait. I was not given any updates about an excessive delay while I was waiting. It was frustrating and a total waste of time.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Dina has been great so far. I have been seeing her for about 2 months now and my skin looks the best it has ever looked. She is very detailed and experienced, she even gives me handwritten notes of howI should follow the treatment. She doesn't spend a lot of time with me, but answers all my questions at all times. I really recommend her if you are dealing with adult acne and keratosis pilaris.
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Dr Began was quick to give me prescriptions and answered some of my questions. My doctor time is actually shorter than wait time. I don’t really like the idea of having a male nurse present when I have to show thedoctor my back (in which case there was no clothes for my upper body and I am a woman). I hope they could be more considerate and have a nurse of the same gender as the patient next time.
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Short wait name, friendly staff and Doctor. Would definitely go back to and recommend Dr. Began!
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My visit with Dr.Dina was good. She's a very nice lady. Her staff is very professional. It was short and sweet. I just have to wait to see if the treatment she gave will helps me
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Dr. Began was very nice! However, I felt as though my consultations were rushed. I don’t think she fully understood my concerns and why I am seeing her. She didn’t really give me clear answers and everything she said is “thismight be the reason why” or “possibly”. I think a doctor should fully understand a patients concerns and follow through with a solution. The staff was ok. Front desk could be a little more welcoming and knowledgeable as well. Overall, not sure if I will be returning.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Began was nice. However, my concerns were not fully addressed or understood. The consultation always last about 5-10 minutes with her walking in and out of the room. I feel as if I was rushed and not gave clear instructionson what to do. I have seen her a couple times and she keeps telling me to come back for follow ups with no solutions recommended to me. I think this is just racking up my insurance card. I chose this doctor because of the reviews but after leaving I feel as if I still have not seen a doctor. The staff is ok. Not too knowledgeable about derma-logical issues in my opinion Also, the front desk lady is not very welcoming. She doesn’t know much about what she is doing. I’m not sure if she’s new. What is going on?
Less than 3 months ago
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I was late to my appt but they were nice enough to still see me. Dr. Began was nice and accommodating and able to address my concerns right away.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Began is wonderful! She was attentive, spent ample time with me to hear everything I had to say and was very thorough. I didnt feel like I was being rushed out, and she took time to answer all my questions.She made sure I scheduled a follow up to ensure I was clear of my rash. I would reccomend her to anyone!
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It was great... very professional and friendly staff. Was called in on my appt time. Exam was quick. 30 mins later I was walking out. Dr. was amazing quick to the point.
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Kristin was incredible! Very helpful!
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I arrived late and front desk initially told me they had to reschedule me, but then squeezed me in for an appointment that day. Dr. Began listens to my concerns and provides different options. I’ve had only good experiences so far.
Less than 3 months ago
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The check in process was really smooth everyone was very nice and professional. However, I cannot same the same for the Doctor who has visited me. We spent less than five minutes togheter, she barley looked at my listened to my concerns, I felt almost she was in a rush.
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Dr. Began is one of the most thorough dermatologists I have ever seen. I have been a patient of hers for over a decade. I'm very fair skinned with many freckles. She takes her time and examines each spot during allof my body scan appointments with her. This was my first time visiting the Front Street office. The facility was inviting and clean. The staff was friendly and professional. I recommend this practice and especially Dr. Began.
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Very clean office and kind staff. Sat in the waiting room for less than 10 minutes and the doctor saw me right away. The doctor was thorough in answering all my questions and didn’t rush out of the room when hewas done checking on me. Overall, very nice experience and he even warned me that certain prescriptions may be costly. Nice to give me a warning instead of getting shocked by price later.
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Terrible administration and receptionist. Took more than 3 months and still cant get biopsy sampling. Impossible to contact the office via these receptionists. So if you only need to visit this office once, you might be ok otherwise good luck.
Less than 6 months ago
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I've been a happy patient of Boby Buka's dermatology practice for many years. Great attentive professionals who are up to date on latest treatment options.
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Hella professional. I rock with Dr. Dina Began. She’s awesome. FIVE STAR.
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Super sweet and knowledgeable doctor. The office is in a nice area. The staff was friendly. I wish I had come here sooner.
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Dr. Began made me feel very comfortable and I trusted her instantly.
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She seems informative, let’s hope the prescription she gave me works, then I can give my full review
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This was my first ever skin screening so I wasn’t sure what to expect but this office, its staff, and the doctor were top notch! Everyone was very accommodating, gave clear instructions, and the environment was incredibly friendly. Cool locationtoo! Will definitely be back for my annual screening next year.
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I have been Dr. Began’s patient for a few years and I think very highly of her, so I followed her to this new location. She is an excellent dermatologist, very thorough and kind. And the new location is awesome, withfun, fresh design (it’s worth a visit just for the design!), and very nice assistants.
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Staff was friendly and Dr. Began was wonderful. I felt very comfortable. Highly recommended.
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The staff were very nice, and Dr.Began was amazing. My first visit was a success..will definitely go back...love this place, very nice environment...they even gave me a whole bag of samples to try out????
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She is cordial and thorough.
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Great experience! Would definitely recommend and return.
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Very professionally run office Excellent knowledge with great demeanour
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Very informative answer all questions
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Dr. Began seemed knowledgeable, but the appointment lasted maybe 2 minutes. I felt rushed out, and like I had no opportunity to ask any questions. In addition, the girl at the reception desk was very rude and seemed to have noidea what she was doing. Overall I felt like I was just given some prescriptions and sent on my way with no real understanding of how to treat my issue.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Began is patient, attentive, and knowledgeable. She offers many options to my acne issues.
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Dr. Began is very sweet, easy to talk to, and made me feel very comfortable. Her professionalism is top notch and she helped me solve my issues quickly!
Less than 6 months ago
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My visit with the doctor, once I was in a room, was very professional. She provided a lot of insight as to what the skin condition was and also treatment. I felt comfortable with the solution presented. Also, after using the medication prescribed, it definitely has helped!
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Had a very good experience. Doctor is very knowledgeable. Thank you.
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Excellent first visit, I highly recommend. Super cute, stylized office, very pleasant staff, great medical assistants, I have no complaints whatsoever. Dr. Began was very knowledgeable, she took the time to try and understand and get to thebottom of what I have been experiencing. I have a long history with eczema, which she carefully listened to, and took into account. I have seen almost every dermatologist in NYC of note. I still see them as well, but my visit to Dr. Began was more specialized, certain specific, and she did not disappoint.
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I usually have a great experience at this office but today was not one of those days. The wait time was incredibly long. I’m usually in and out in 20-30 minutes. Seemed like the doctor was overbooked and was scheduled witha few long procedures as well as follow ups in the same evening. I could hear other patients complaining in the rooms next door. When my turn finally arrived it felt rushed. I had to bring up all the things I needed refilled isn’t that something they could see in their end? Look, my skin is my biggest insecurity and one of the reasons for my depression. I would appreciate it if I’m going to spend a crazy amount of money and wait an hour + to see the doctor that my time in valued and respected.
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I had a positive experience: I was able to get an appointment right away, the office was clean, and the staff pleasant and quick. Dr. Began made me feel comfortable and addressed my concerns. I left feeling relieved.
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Dr. Began was super knowledgeable and was able to diagnose me right away. I will come back and see her for follow up appointments.
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Hands down the best one! I highly recommend her.
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Good, professional, thorough, considerate staff, fast service but not in a way that feels like they're trying to get you out the door.
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I was seen not even a minute after I finished filling out the paperwork. Professional and friendly office staff and Dr. Began was great! I can’t wait to got back in a month and show her the great progress my face already made since I saw her.
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I found her very caring and personable. She offered good skin tips and sought out the best deal for my prescription. I had only made the appointment a few hours before and was able to be seen quicker than expected.
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Very nice and comprehensive, explains every step and super sweet.
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